Conflict is the essence of drama. Conflict between people is easy enough to construct - the villain, the hero and the heroine. Put a face on each and the characters play themselves out. Evil shall rule, but it shall be short-lived. Good shall win at the end and order shall be restored.
But occasionally something comes along which distills drama out of nothing but circumstances. No evil, merely ordinary people, their thoughts and cognitive dissonances echoing off each other. That's how I felt at the end of watching Juno.
Unlike other movies I write about, I have no spoilers for this one. But the soundtrack haunts me. Definitely something to go back and listen to - not just for the melody, but for the lyrics.
You're such a good friend I haveta break your heart. Tell you that I love you then tear your world apart.
Listen - and hum along ... ~~ you're a part time lover and a full time friend ~~.--
I thought drama was when actors cried.
But drama is when the audience cries.
-- Frank Capra